Tag: oil

Why Is My Car Burning Oil?

Having trouble keeping your car’s oil level optimal? Sometimes higher mileage cars can start having issues maintaining a sealed system. Oil is circulated throughout your car’s entire engine. If you want to know more about what oil is doing in your engine, check out our previous post HERE. When I say, “sealed system”, I’m referring...

Synthetic Vs. Conventional Oil

What's The Difference? Motor oils are divided into five major groups. Groups 1 and 2 are what we call “conventional oil,” and are created using petroleum base oils. Groups 3, 4, and 5 are chemically formulated synthetic oils, even though group 3 oils are derived from a petroleum base. Regardless of the derivation, synthetic oils...

Engine Oil Weights & Viscosity

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between 5w30 and 0w20? Or what would happen if you used the wrong oil in your car? These numbers are the viscosity grades of oil at low and warm temperatures and can have devastating effects on your car if you use the wrong one! There are two...

How to Check Your Oil

Reading Your Dipstick Making sure that your oil level is adequate is extremely important because oil is the lubricant of the engine so that it doesn’t burn up the engine due to all of the friction and heat from the operating engine. If your engine oil is dirty or smells like gasoline when you pull...